re: Poker & 50nl; AA for top set
Originally Posted by SeanyJ
I like the idea of checking then calling but when I do that I never know what to do on the turn. In this position whenever I bet out on the turn they fold, if I check, they check. I'm interested to see what other people do in these situations.
Well that all depends on the type of player you're up against and his tendencies, and of course how you've been playing. If you're in this pot with a calling station, you can probably bet this right down to the river and expect to get called by 99-type hands. If you're up against a lag, then you might bet-call/ch-r, or maybe ch-c/ch-r or whatever.
Also, if you've been c-betting every flop you've raised PF, then he'll definitely notice you check this one.
These have got to be the most fun spots for me obviously because we're nearly guaranteed the pot but we have to figure out how to take the ideal line to get some chips in.
fwiw I agree with Schatz that this is pretty much the ideal flop to slowplay on, but I don't hate a bet-call type line either. The thing is that in order to bet this and expect a call or raise, we'd be banking on him either having the case ace or a small set, or he'd have to make a very ballsy play with 99/KQ etc.
The board's virtually drawless; if we check villain might try to bluff the turn with absolutely nothing, plus we give him the chance to catch up enough to pay us off. The only downside I can think of is giving a set their chance at filling up their one-outer (lol), and the fact that we may not get a stack vs a flopped set by the river, especially if it gets drawy.
PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (9 handed)
Hero is UTG+1 with A
, Hero raises to $1.75
, 2 folds
, MP3 calls $1.75, 4 folds
, 2 (2 players)
Hero checks, MP3 checks.
($4.25) 5 (2 players)
Hero bets $3
, MP3 raises to $7
, Hero ...